ascorbate-cyanide testmedical dictionary

A test for glucose-6-phosphate-deficient red blood cells; blood is incubated with sodium cyanide and ascorbate; the hydrogen peroxide generated is free to oxidise haemoglobin to methaemoglobin, since cyanide inhibits catalase; a brown colour is produced more rapidly in glucose 6-phosphate-deficient cells.

(05 Mar 2000)

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